Treatment only available at Malvern East.
As an option to Breast Augmentation using implants, many of our patients consider a Fat Transfer to enhance or increase their breast size. At the Me Clinic we are able to combine our Breast Enhancement with Fat Transfer procedures with a Vacuum Bras system such as the BRAVA bra.
At the Me Clinic we have been performing Fat transfers to the Breast since the 1980’s where the patient’s own fat is removed and then injected into the breasts. However, now in combination with these specially designed vacuum bras, much larger yet natural looking breasts can be achieved.
How does Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer and Vacuum Bras work?
Fat is naturally occurring in the breast area and the addition of the patient’s own fat (called autologous fat transfer) complements the existing fat in the breast, and provides a natural feeling and looking volume increase.
The vacuum bra is worn initially for four weeks prior to the procedure for 10 hours a day. This ensures the best results.
These bras have the effect of enlarging the space inside the breasts so that the body can accommodate transferred fat successfully. These vacuum bras are designed to improve the blood supply circulation to the breast tissue to help nourish the transferred fat.
Without it, there can be internal pressure on the transferred fat which can otherwise limit the effectiveness of the fat transfer.
The procedure involves removing a patient’s fat tissue (by Liposuction) and grafting it in the breast area to increase the size of breasts naturally.
The procedure is minimally invasive with a quick recovery time. The breast sensation generally remains unaffected and there are minimal risks of complications or rejection or encapsulation which can be experienced with implants. With this procedure over 80% of the transferred fat can subsist.
After the procedure the vacuum bra must be worn for 24 hours and then for 10 hours a day two to three weeks after the procedure for optimum results.
This Fat Transfer procedure can be combined with a Liposuction procedure where it is possible to remove fat cells from problem areas such as your buttocks, stomach and thighs and use it to increase your breast size. With Fat Transfer to the Breasts there is the appeal of using one’s own fat tissue, which makes the breast, appear and feel more natural.
A successful Fat Transfer procedure may last many years, but in some patients some portion of the fat grafted may to be absorbed by the body which will in turn reduce the volume of the breast. Unfortunately, the rate of absorption of the fat or otherwise cannot be determined for each patient prior to the procedure.
In certain patients a successful Fat Transfer and graft procedure can last a lifetime if the patient’s body does not absorb the fat grafted.
Patients are also able to combine this procedure with our Anti-Ageing Procedures to increase survival rate of the fat cells and promote blood vessel formation and circulation to the newly deposited fat tissue.
What should I expect after Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer Surgery with Vacuum Bras?
Immediately after your procedure the vacuum bra is fitted to you and must be worn for 24 hours and then for 10 hours a day for two to three weeks after the procedure for optimum results.
After your procedure you may feel drowsy from the anaesthetic. It is important to have someone drive you home and stay overnight. On this evening we recommend you rest.
You are provided with an after-hours direct number in the event you may have any questions or concerns you wish to speak to us about.
The next day or within a few days you must come back to the Clinic for your first post-operative check. You can also expect a small amount of swelling, which will gradually settle but you should be able to see some results almost immediately, and your breast will feel natural yet with more volume and shape than previously.
Our Surgeons and Nurses will continue to monitor your recovery through a number of post-operative check-ups and are available at any time if you have questions or concerns. If you have any questions or concerns please call the Clinic to speak with your Surgeon or one of our Nurses or staff members.
How Much Does it Cost?
As every patient we see has different requirements, it is difficult to provide standardised pricing as each procedure is tailored for each individual patient’s situation. A no obligation consultation with one of our Surgeons is essential in determining what you require and which procedure would be best suited for you.
Our philosophy is simple. We want you to be fully informed, and we want you to understand all your options and have one accurate price quoted once. Consultation fees may apply.
There is no need for you to obtain a referral from your own doctor to see one of our Surgeons. Generally we are able to book you in to see one of our Surgeons in 7 to 14 days.
How do I find out more about Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer with Vacuum Bra Surgery?
Please contact the Me Clinic. We have over 35 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience to share with you. We ensure you will be fully informed and understand your options before any procedure
We ensure you will be fully informed and understand your options before any procedure
Dr Ashley Granot
Dr Ashley has over 35 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience and is regarded as one of the leading Cosmetic Surgeons in Australia. Read more
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